Carlow University began airing a series of three television commercials featuring our athletes with the theme “I Play for Carlow” during the summer 2016 Olympics. We’re proud to announce that the commercials were recognized as the First Runner Up in the Education Category of Pittsburgh’s American Marketing Association 2016 competition.
Moustafa Bayoumi’s book How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?—Being Young and Arab in America is Carlow’s 2016 student common reader, selected by Carlow President Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, who hopes the book will spark further conversation about injustice in our world today. Bayoumi was a guest speaker during Carlow’s September Academic Convocation.
Carlow nursing students secured a terrific pass rate (94.44%) on the 2016 NCLEX RN licensure exam—the highest in Pittsburgh for the third year running!
In addition, members of the Carlow nursing community were recognized for Excellence in Nursing by Pittsburgh Magazine. Janice Nash, BSN program director, received the Excellence in Nursing Award for Academics. Nursing faculty Jessica Huber ’10, instructor/course coordinator, and J. Ann Spence, assistant professor, were named as runners up.
Twelve Carlow alumni received awards of excellence, including Angela Balistrieri ’01, ’12; Anthony Battaglia, Jr. ’00; Jacqueline Collavo ’83; Amber Egyud ’07, ’08; Loretta Filitske ’90; Dawndra Jones-Hornsby ’94, ’06; Judith Kaufmann ’84; Mary Kish ’92; Marianne McConnell ’75; Joy Peters ’12; Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig’81; and Shelley Neil Watters ’01, ’04.
BRINGING BACK A CLASSIC
Carlow University Theatre (CUT) brought life to the oft-forgotten 1924 comedy Beggar on Horseback for the first two weekends in November, in celebration of Pittsburgh’s bicentennial. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Pittsburgh playwrights George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly.
TAKING THE PAIN OUT OF PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS
On November 12, in response to what has become a national opioid epidemic, Carlow’s College of Health and Wellness presented “Taking the Pain Out of Prescribing Opioids,” a half-day continuing education conference in line with Centers for Disease Control initiatives on opioid prescription and management of chronic opioid use.
On September 29, Catherine McAuley’s 238th birthday, Carlow students, faculty, and staff tweeted a videotaped message to Pope Francis. Through song and words in Spanish and English they introduced the Pope to Carlow and asked for Catherine McAuley’s canonization.
NEW SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTES DIRECTOR
Jessica Ruffin, former chief operating officer of Coro Pittsburgh, is the inaugural director of the Social Justices Institutes at Carlow University. The Social Justice Institutes include the Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility, the Women of Spirit® Institute, the Center for Youth Media Advocacy, and the Center for Community Engaged Learning. Ruffin was also recently named a New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence.